Friday, 24 October 2008

Every one is doing It

I have been reading how everyone is doing it, and how great it is. I've been told "try it, you'll love it" - but I heard that line from a boyfriend once and didn't fall for it then either.

I am sort of brave and believe I should try anything once, except suicide. So when the opportunity came up yesterday, I took the plunge and embraced it!

What is it?

Ostrich Fillet! I bought it, cooked it and ate it.

What did I think?

It was okay, not my new favourite food - at that price, I would rather have beef fillet. I do enjoy ostrich neck though, which I cook in winter. I do agree it is a healthy option, but there are plenty of things that are healthy that I am not found of - like wheatgrass! Having said all that, yes I would probably buy it again.

Here is how I prepared it. I got the idea from the Shape magazine.

500g Ostrich Fillet
½ cup Sweet Chilli Sauce
30ml minced Ginger
Juice of 1 Lemon

Marinade the fillet in the sweet chilli and ginger for about an hour.
Heat a non stick pan, add the fillet and the marinade - cook until done.
I cooked mine medium rare, which took about 7-8 minutes.
Just before it is finished cooking squeeze, over the lemon juice.
Leave to rest for a few minutes before serving.


Nina Timm said...

Sorry girlfriend, I just can't do it!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Eating ostrich meat is a great way to win a game of "I've Never Done That." Good for you trying something new.

justfoodnow said...

I love ostrich and by the look of yours, it came out beautifully!

For the best ostrich in Cape Town, do buy your meat at Raith's - I've never looked back. ;)

Thanks again.

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Ostrich is not readily available in the markets here, but I've had it a few times in restaurants and really enjoyed it. I love your preparation. It looks great!

Rose&Thorn said...

Nina - I won't do it too often!
Lynn - In South Africa, it's not that unusual to have eaten ostrich!
Just - Thanks for the tip, will try them next time.
Sticky - Here you can buy it every where. The mince and the steak is pricey, but the neck is really cheap. The neck is just like oxtail.

Jeanne said...

I like ostrich, but find it quite a... dense meat - probably because it's all meat and no fat - and can't have too much. Ostrich mince and wors is another story though :) In Cape Town at Aubergine I tasted a friend's ostrich in green Thai curry which was simply one of the best things I'd ever tasted!

Jeremiah 17: 7-8

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